Last month, EuRA – the European Relocation Association held its annual conference in Malta and raised €25, 000 for The Inspire Foundation.
EuRA was formed in 1998 with the aim of promoting the benefits of professionally managed relocation and mobility services to companies with globally mobile employees. The objective of EuRA’s annual conference is to provide a forum for education, networking and discussion for its 502 members, which hail from 112 countries and four different territories around the world. This year the conference attracted some 650 delegates from 64 countries and 3 territories around the world with the largest group coming from the UK and second largest group from the USA.
The relocation process is one of the most difficult times for an employee or family involving intense change on a work, life and cultural basis. Professional relocation suppliers not only save companies money, in that they have a far greater ability to accurately negotiate expenses on behalf of their clients, they also provide a seamless transition for the employee from one role to the next, promoting effective and swift productivity for the company.
The impact on families is also profound. Children being globally transitioned face enormous challenges and relocation companies work with the family, schools and employer to smooth this process.
After reviewing various local charities and choosing The Inspire Foundation, EuRA organisers held different fund raising activities ranging from a silent and live auction, a sale of sunglasses and T-shirts. All activities were run and enthusiastically promoted by the event organisers who managed to raise €25,000 for The Inspire Foundation.
Up and coming local artist – Stephanie Borg – also donated a print of her work as well as a percentage of the sales she made during the conference.
Inspire believes that everyone has a right to equality and inclusion. Its mission is to try to help everyone with a disability achieve this by providing individuals and their families with educational, therapeutic and leisure services. Today, Inspire helps over 1,000 individuals with various disabilities ranging from Down Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and others. This is done this through many services and disability programmes that are offered at a highly subsidised rate or sometimes even for free.